“Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.”
~Leonardo da Vinci
Meanwhile from Brunswick, Maine...
Award for Best Composition and Design!
“She has fought many wars, most internal. The ones that you battle alone, for this, she is remarkable. She is a survivor.”
“Boys are beyond the range of anybody's sure understanding, at least when they are between the ages of 18 months and 90 years.”
"Award-winning photographer David Lee Black of Wrentham, MA is known throughout New England for his gallery shows, creative workshops, and ground-breaking portraiture. Black has put together a special show for the Freedom Public Library that focuses on his love for the people and places of Ireland. From now until mid-December, Black's striking photos will be on display in our downstairs gallery. He's also included some whimsical and poignant sculptures that capture the mood and spirit of the Irish countryside. Many of the photographs will be included in Black's forthcoming book, "The Vanishing Light of Ireland.""
"County Clare" solo exhibition
Freedom Public Library
38 Old Portland Road
Freedom, New Hampshire
Dates: October 30-December 5, 2019
Artist Talk: December 5, 6pm
Creating Your Vision Photography Workshop
David Lee Black Studios
Cambridge Art Association
25 Lowell Street
Date: Saturday, December 7, 11-1pm
Meet and greet: 10:30am
This uniquely experiential event is 52nd in a series of wonderful workshops.
Together we are growing a community of supportive and talented artists of all skill levels who connect through photography and a love of art.
Creating Your Vision photography workshops involves unique models interacting with the art of a unique space, often world-class art galleries.
For this December 7th event, we are thrilled to be returning to the world class gallery space of the Cambridge Art Association near Harvard Square where professional ballet dancer Katie Moorehead will be interacting with the national juried exhibit, “BLUE”.
“Blue light is a range of the visible light spectrum that we increasingly encounter due to the pervasiveness of computers, televisions, and LED lights. Emitting from our screens, blue light is criticized for disrupting our sleep cycles or damaging our eyesight. There is no doubt that blue light is all around us, brightening our indoor spaces and shaping our vision. Blue, in its wavelength form, is arguably the defining and disarming color of contemporary life and culture. In the realm of art and literature, blue is more often associated with memory and melancholy, used to articulate atmospheres of interiority. Electric and subdued, a palette for technological advancement and nostalgia, blue moves us forward in time while it is also the color of a distant past. The artworks chosen for this exhibition exhibit the wide range of possibilities that blue offers. From sculpture to cyanotypes, paintings to textiles, the work (and the presence of blue in each piece) pings a response from our unconscious. Across this exhibition, the color blue soothes while it also provokes.”
Participants will be instructed on composition, lighting, technical details and creating your own vision in a storytelling way. This event is open to all regardless of ability or camera gear. Even a camera phone is fine.
Free instructional handouts and refreshments provided.
There will also be plenty of helpful guidance and suggestions to enhance your passion for artful photography.
Feel free to invite your friends, family or share this invite!
What to bring:
Your creativity and open mind
Cost: $50 (cash or check)
There is limited free parking at the Cambridge Art Association and also a parking garage at the hospital across the street.
“We sit silently and watch the world around us. This has taken a lifetime to learn. It seems only the old are able to sit next to one another and not say anything and still feel content. The young, brash and impatient, must always break the silence. It is a waste, for silence is pure. Silence is holy. It draws people together because only those who are comfortable with each other can sit without speaking...”
Nicholas Sparks - The Notebook
“That she had so completely recovered her sanity was a source of sadness to her. One should never be cured of one's passion.”
~Marguerite Duras - The Ravishing of Lol Stein